Recession diners, get those forks at the ready. Yelp Eats! is here. The online review site -- perhaps best known for local restaurant reviews -- has started its very own Restaurant Week called Yelp Eats! in which popular area restaurants will be offering $25 prix fixe dinners from July 20 to July 26. Each restaurant has created a special three-course menu for the week, featuring popular items from their menus and seasonal specialties. The ten participating restaurants include high-end establishments Voice and Gravitas as well as Cielo's Mexican Bistro and Sullivan's Steakhouse. For a complete list of restaurants and menus, visitthe Yelp Eats! website
Also happening next week is the much-anticipated cocktail pairing dinner at Reef, hosted by Bobby Heugel, the master mixologist behind Anvil Bar & Refuge. With the advent of beer pairing dinners and now cocktail pairing dinners, wine had better do something to keep its portion of the pairing dinner market cornered. The five-course menu features Reef's signature modern Gulf Coast cuisine and includes such cocktails as a Sparkling Paloma and a Michelada Szechuan. The cost is $75 per person and more information (including how to RSVP) can be found at Reef's website.
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This weekend and the next, Prince's Hamburgers will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary. Tomorrow, July 18, will find the party at Prince's Briar Forest location from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., where there will be an auto show featuring classic cars, food specials and giveaways. The Prince's people are inviting Houstonians to share their fond memories of the burger joint at their website, where fans have already flooded the boards with heartwarming stories of first jobs and first loves. Next Saturday, July 25, the party will move to the Fuqua location but will still run from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.